Posts in category "Life Balance"

Allowing Yourself A Good Pout - And Moving On

As I’ve mentioned previously, the Life Coach has had me reading Martha Beck. I did not want to read my homework assignments. Self-improvement books aren’t my thing. But, what I know is this: The methods that I was using to get myself back on track and Feel Better weren’t working. So, I’ve been a good... Read more »

Listening to the Life Coach and Seeking Gifts

Monday at Just. Be. Enough., I talked about how, after a couple of months of job hunting, that excitement over the possibilities out there has dwindled, and the thought of where my career should lead is now often overwhelming. The Coach (life coach, for those just tuning in) has been encouraging us to seek out... Read more »

Pick Yourself Up: What's In Your Feel-Good File?

Back when I worked at the American Cancer Society, I loved the event planning and fundraising that I did. There was nothing more uplifting than the opportunity to provide a place where thousands of people could gather together with the shared goal of positive change, eliminating cancer and providing education and awareness. As wonderful as... Read more »

How Do You Support A Friend When There Is No Quick Fix?

I had planned to write something funny for today. But the thing is, I’m not feeling particularly funny this week. So my written attempts at humor are kind of a car wreck. The truth is, I’m kind of a pain in the ass to have as a friend recently. And by recently, I mean for... Read more »

"Things I Like About Me": What Would Be On Your List?

Last summer, I linked up with Ciao Mom with a list of Things I Like About Me. 90 people linked up, and it was amazing to read through voices of so many people who took some time out to really evaluate the good in themselves. As someone who is prone to being pretty critical of... Read more »

10 Reasons To Stay Home With My Kids

On Tuesday, I covered why I’d want to go to work. Today, here is why I am glad I’m at home. 1. The coffee is always fresh – and a flavor I can tolerate. With real milk, no powdered creamer. 2. Pajama jeans are an acceptable uniform. 3. By blogging, I’m really already “playing work”... Read more »

10 Reasons To Work (And Get Away From My Kids)

Over the past month, it has been serious and introspective over here. It’s time to lighten things up this week. So today, I provide you with 10 reasons why I would like to run screaming from my home to an office where I have to endure nylons, conference calls and fluorescent lighting, and consider that... Read more »

Finding Solitude In A Crowded Landscape

Time is not just slipping away recently. It is being torn out of my grip by hurricane force winds. The last time I stopped to look, we were amidst the holidays. I trudged on waiting for the quiet that winter, snow, and sticking close to home would bring. Yes, I know – go ahead and... Read more »

No Job and Gut Checks

So, I didn’t get the job for which I was interviewing. I’m okay with that. And I don’t mean that in a sour grapes sort of way. Throughout the couple of interviews I had, I talked to “Coach” (yes, the Life Coach.) We had talked about how I should pay attention to how I feel... Read more »

Who Knew? I Have Job Skills

I’ve spent the last year (or three) worrying about falling behind in my career path while I was home with my kids… Not necessarily that I’d be behind on the “ladder” because I really don’t care about that as long as I enjoy what I’m doing. I was more concerned that I’d be behind the... Read more »